Miramar may have been started as a bedroom community for workers from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, but today it’s grown into a hot place to be in its own right. Miramar residents adore living there, and they adore their dogs. The fact that there are eight veterinary clinics (including animal hospitals) in the city just proves how quick people are to take care of dogs. Start your exploration of Miramar with a trip to Cabana Cafe, where a wide variety of foods like pizza, burgers, fish tacos, and more are served to a dog friendly patio.
River Run Park is a must see in Miramar. Dogs will love how busy this park is, with plenty of sights and scents to get tails wagging! The park has extensive jogging trails that wind throughout and make great use of an average park space. For a bigger adventure, head to the Snake Warrior Island Natural Area. This 53-acre park is great for shy dogs who only want your company on your walks on these trails. You can even access the beach here. Your dog will have to stay on leash in both of these great Miramar parks.
Dogs are going to love a day or a life in Miramar. Keep exploring, and you’ll love it too!
Vizcaya Park in Miramar’s Marbella Park neighborhood is a great community oriented park. It features a regulation sized football field and basketball courts that consistently draw a crowd. It’s a fantastic treat for the whole family. The sports fields and playgrounds are great for kids too. Your dog will like exploring the fields or walking the paths that connect the various areas of the park together. If your dog is more laid back, the picnic areas are a great place to spend quality time with just nature, your dog, and you. Dogs must be leashed inside the park.
Dining out isn’t complete without the whole family. When you’re looking for a meal that welcomes four-legged guests, Miramar Parkway is the neighborhood to visit. Start with Miga’s Florida, a meat market and steakhouse that will make your mouth water. Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill is a more laid back alternative that offers classic American food, as well as sushi. La Caretta offers Cuban cuisine, with a flair of authenticity that’s popular in the Miami metropolitan area. Lastly, Sushi N Thai offers exactly what it says in the name, including fresh and delicious Asian fusion dishes.
Miramar’s North of Sherman Circle neighborhood encourages sports with the placement and upkeep of Forzano Park. This suburban park makes room for sports of all kinds with a football field, a soccer field, and basketball courts. For dogs who, sadly, cannot participate in league sports, there’s still plenty to see at this bustling community area. The sheer size of the park means that just walking the perimeter could be a good morning walk! You can also follow the paths through the park. Dogs have to be on leash in Forzano Park. There are plenty of water fountains, but a bowl will help your dog drink!
Tropical Miramar’s premiere outdoor space is Sawyer Park. Dogs will love the extensive picnic area. It’s a great place to rest after walking the perimeter of the park or exploring the grassy meadows! Owners will love it because of its picnic table seating. The park isn’t all open space; there’s a playground for children and a restroom facility. Dog lovers will probably prefer to walk their dog along the outside of the park to maximize the space before looping around. Sawyer Park is not the largest park in Miramar, but its convenient location makes it the park of choice for many residents.
Miramar Pinelands Park in The Knolls neighborhood brings the natural beauty of the area into bustling Miramar. The park offers two nature trails that your pup will love. Each one is less than a mile, so you could double up for a good workout! Dogs have to remain on leash while in the park. The place does post gator warning signs, so be aware of your surroundings and your dog! When you’ve earned a rest, leave the park and head to Plaza Diner. This Greek diner serves homey, authentic food like gyros as well as American favorites like a club sandwich.